Governance and Audit Committee


Minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2018 at 7.00 pm in Council Chamber, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent.





Councillor Simon Day (Chairman); Councillors Bambridge, Buckley, Braidwood, Campbell, Connor, Dexter, Dixon, Evans, Larkins, Messenger and Pugh.


In Attendance:

Councillors L Piper and S Piper.




1.            Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Dennis.




2.            Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.




3.            Minutes of Previous Meeting


Councillor Campbell proposed, Councillor Larkins seconded and Members agreed the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2018.




4.            Annual Audit Letter 2017-18


Mr Willis, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Corporate Resources, introduced the report which presented Grant Thornton’s Annual Audit Letter summarising the work carried out at Thanet District Council for 2017-18.


Councillor Reverend Piper spoke under council procedure rule 20.1.


During consideration of the item it was noted that:


Members noted the report.




5.            Quarterly Internal Audit Update Report


Mr Webb, Deputy Head of the East Kent Audit Partnership (EKAP), introduced the report noting that there had been four internal audit assignments completed since the last committee meeting; three concluded substantial assurance and one concluded substantial/reasonable assurance.  Five follow up reviews had also been completed.  EKAP’s performance was shown in appendix 4 of the report.


During consideration of the item, it was noted that:


Members agreed to note the report, and agreed that changes to the 2018-19 internal audit plan, resulting from changes in perceived risk, detailed at point 5.0 of Annex 1 of the report be approved.





6.            Corporate Risk Management - Quarterly Update


Mr Willis introduced the report which provided the Committee with an update of corporate risk in accordance with the risk strategy.


During consideration of the item it was noted that:


Members noted the report.






Meeting concluded: 7.40pm